[Seasonal fluctuations and influence of nutrition on macular pigment density]

Jahn, C; Brinkmann, C; Mössner, A; Wüstemeyer, H; Schnurrbusch, U; Wolf, S (2006). [Seasonal fluctuations and influence of nutrition on macular pigment density]. Ophthalmologe, 103(2), pp. 136-40. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00347-005-1282-7

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PURPOSE: We have previously reported on measuring macular pigment density (MPD) with a scanning laser ophthalmoscope (HRA, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany). This study war undertaken to evaluate the variation of MPD over a period of 1 year in healthy subjects. METHOD: We used autofluorescence images recorded with a HRA to evaluate MPD with a 2 degrees circle centered on the fovea. Healthy subjects were included in the study and MPD measurements were repeated every 2 months over a period of 1 year. RESULTS: We included a total of 30 healthy subjects aged 19-34 years (mean: 23+/-2 years). Mean MPD at time point 1 was 0.215+/-0.056 density units (DU), at time point 2 0.235+/-0.051 DU, at time point 3 0.218+/-0.055 DU, at time point 4 0.228+/-0.057 DU, at time point 5 0.225+/-0.053 DU, and at time point 6 0.203+/-0.050 DU. The statistical analysis revealed no significant variation of MPD over the follow-up period of 1 year. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that MPD shows no variation over a period of 1 year in healthy subjects.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology

UniBE Contributor:

Wolf, Sebastian

ISSN:

0941-293X

ISBN:

16341834

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:49

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 14:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00347-005-1282-7

PubMed ID:

16341834

Web of Science ID:

000235719100009

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.20452

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/20452 (FactScience: 3750)

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